The school run that ensued was horrid, no time for any make up AT ALL, (bare in mind I love my make up so this was like my ultimate sin!). Huge panda hat with sticky out pom pom ears to cover the messy hair and the biggest coat zipped up as far as it would go. All that was visible was an angry red threatening spot and my horrid under eye bags - nice. Thinking I may get away with it was a tad silly, and was not helped by one of my best mates hubby doing the school run, whom I think I have scarred for life!
It’s mad how my babies are so different, each one having their own individual personality. With my girls, I have the shy, timid, intelligent and girly one. Then, I have the tomboy - fearless, and going to be the heart-breaker.
And of course, last but not least I have my boy, already thriving and different but such a boy. I thought that the whole boys and football thing was unknowingly forced upon by the parents, but I couldn't have been more wrong! Brodie will purposely get tractors, balls, cars... himself, and he loves kicking a ball already! It must be in their genetic makeup in the womb.
Isabella is the total anti-girl. If you were to look at her big brown eyes, huge eyelashes and angel blond hair you would assume that she was the biggest girly-girl gone wrong. This princess is obsessed with cars (she carries one with her everywhere we go), picks up sticks and uses them as an imaginary sword, and started getting a plastic knife, which I've put a stop to as quick as it started, as to be honest it worries me to death! She has a wild imagination but not an ounce of violence in her at all. It’s all Peter Pan and pirate girls to her... oh, and Spiderman! She wants to play football already and has a variety of kits that she goes to bed in.
Then I have my biggest baby girl, the one I worry most of. Such a beautiful soul, she would not hurt a fly! She’s as bright as a button, but is so shy. She's going through a 'hating school' phase which for us is a massive shock as she loves learning so much. Her teachers have been shuffled about since going back after Christmas so I'm sure this has some doing, but she’s since commented that she plays on her own.
Now, I know that this will not exactly be the case, however I know my baby fully well that if she's told by another child, “No you can't play”, she will go and play alone and not try to make friends elsewhere. I have of course spoken to the teachers already, but the meeting was cut short by Isabella not quite making it to the toilets in the school and wetting herself. Bless her, she was mortified and embarrassed, but these things happen (I seem to attract drama when we far from need it!).
After chatting to the teachers again (with a little less drama), to see how Scarlette is getting on, we have put it down to playtime outside and being a bit left out. I also think that her knowing I'm at home with both Brodie and sometimes Isabella, plays a big part in her wanting to stay home too. I will be grabbing a second meeting again soon to see how Scarlette’s getting on at school, but we have put this issue down to dinner time play outside and her knowing I'm at home. My personal plan is to try and build her confidence up a bit. Yesterday she had a great day and was brimming with excitement that she made a new friend. It’s funny how the simple things our children do can make us so proud. Such tiny steps for us, but huge steps for our babies.
It kind of sums up what being a parent is about. Worry, happiness, guilt, pleasure, pride but most of all overwhelming love.